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smarter because we've learned every step of the way. this will a lot of you slides but they go quick. if i may go too fast but the station is up against at any time capacity limits. we're looking at short term and long term fixes to give important capacity so it doesn't have to shut down. we're also looking at cal train and look at the electrician faster and to look at 22nd street and it's not that easily assessable so there's capital improvements there. we could use the water more creatively to make sure we're
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looking at other ferry terms and using the buses so they're not actually going from san francisco to other areas but they're able to pick up passengers from presidio to downtown. in the muni world we have tracks in place and bypass tracks to allow the streetcars to move better. and the mission bay area to the waterfront uses the water loop and who helps us build it and that allows the e line. looking at the major line from admission bart mission district to the waterfront. that's been the books but we're
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findings a way to put in a hard shuttle and looking at the other designations pier 70 on the 58 and 33 and schultz that help you to get to the western end. bicycle and pedestrian network we've been working with a better bike facility and popular that will help separate pedestrians and bicyclists. so if it only does that p that will avoid the conflicts because their laud to mingle on the sidewalk pr and we want to expand this into the additional bike share stations. and looking at the pedestrian
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improvement this is a diagram to show there's a lot of new areas around the bay bridge and how the gridlock is happening. the parking for special events there's a lot of room for improvement how we handle the crowds at giants and warriors game. and think of this special events team making a difference we have a lot of cul de sacs and so we can easy the local traffics so people can get out of their garages so we're working with the traffic engineers and then parking. so much much we can do with parking. there's a lot of garages that sit empty and they're not
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available to the public after dark their creating a blockage age. so therefore we can eliminate congestion but making sure the special events folks encourage those garages to be used by stopping the xhenls. there's a real willing to work on that. that is actually people's homes as well as the recreation designation speaker we've heard a lot of criticism. the last slides they're talking about other aspects of transportation. we've worked with taxis and those are special needs that they need to get to the
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customers. and then to make sure in the final development we build state of anger facilities from scratch. that you can do. the last slide is in addition to all those programs they help folks use the best choices and make it more the regular way and that's working with the teams like looking at tickets for transportation rides and this is part of the project and from that i'm going to stop because you can see for each slide there's a half an hour of conversation. >> thank you any public comment on those two combined items?
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>> sue herself take care. i wasn't here when the bureau ton act was passed but i was here a year afterwards. we had a lot of planning on the waterfront. the - and part of it is you're planning. the planning department inherited all the redevelopment areas he south of marketed they were redevelopment up until then and i did the eastern plant. i set zoning controls for it. one of the things i have understood and it was slowly coming to me is that every single plan was in isolation of sea level rise. the waterfront plan in 1997
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planning for the basketball park. i was dealing with the sea level rise and that included sewer. so we have a lot of work to do to catch with this. no one is talking about the big issue. is the bureau ton act currently useful the most useful thing. it propels the port to rebuild all the piers along the waterfront. and the port has visited in it. i have had a variety of confidence in the past couple of months with councilmembers in east paling wall and redwood city with civilians and people are struggling in the rest of
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the bay with reinstating marshall's san mateo county and santa clara county and the counties north of us. san francisco was the only one that had the most intense development down to the waterfront. no one else has to a sort it out we're not goes to o going to sort it anti. there's a lot of projects coming out south of the bay bridge. i'm suggesting that the planning commission needs to a you have the latest area plan. how well, does it talk about the development in west beach. it doesn't matter whether the redevelopment is now your jurisdiction. we have a to have a new
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conversation and what part of that does the bureau ton act have to do with that >> any additional public comment? public comment is closed. >> thank you for an excellent presentation. i have a couple of questions and comments first for director ram. i get a lot of questions from the public as we hear about all the different developments we've spoken about for the plans for the waterfront which is largely orange on part lands. i guess i don't need an answer right this moment by the roles of varies groups in the planning and entitlement processes that being the port commission b cdc and the port and planning commission. you know, we see this but it's
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ocher a little bit confusing which approvals will be from would agencies. that maybe an answer for anot r another. >> the planning commission has to certify it and, yes the port commission approves the projects. you'll also have to make recommendations on any zoning recommendations those those are approved by the board of directors. there are a lot of other agencies that have to be involved >> that's a good overview. peter i think we've talked about this before but i really enjoyed our presentation and we all want to try to get as many people on
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foot or non-automotive transportation once they're in the city and even persuade people to take public transit, however, in realistic terms there will be other people who will drive in from the east bay. i'm sure you've examined this as having another off-ramp one sweeps underneath the braij bridge and brings traffic back to folsom street if they take the right option or straight on the fremont street. there's on ramp off of bryant and a lot of people take that. but there's an opportunity to
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build another link off that off-ramp and instead of having everyone going off harrison street they could go bryant and this is not uses forestorage of cal tarantula equipment. presumably it's land owned by caltrans i'm not sure but that would be an excellent place to put a facility and people can wake or take other transportation from there. given the fact we build temporary ramps for the bay bridge in a period of a few months this could be done at the relative cost. i'd like to ask you to explore that possibility >> and to the president. >> and i'm working with
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caltrans and there's a lot of community concerns about the lot that's there around bryant. the way the lot is used and i'm hoping that the waterfront assessment will put your recommendations recommendations that other staff including the transportation authority and community feedback all on the same table. the assessment helps us to flifrlt through the best ideas to effect the balance it allows people to make choices but all choices have an option >> thank you peter. as i mention at the beginning my comments is there are people who will take autos into the city and the quickly you can get them out of their cars into the parking garage area is better. i'm fully in in favor of the
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garages but the color to the garages the closer to the city >> that's a good idea. >> commissioner borden. >> yeah. thank you very much for this report. i have a question about the transportation. are there some shoefrment improvements we can see and i'd like to have the possibility of the streetcars in the direction of the ball park and we have other slow transportation issues >> the e line you'll see running this summer are it's one of the americans cup pilots.
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so for all the streetcars to use that corridor they have a loop. we have a stub end you can only use those streetcars that have a cab for the front and back. so with that said we're going to run it this summer it was scruff successful last year. the f line i can go telling me tell you that the most important thing is the speed and if somebody goes to meet with someone on the pier i'm shut out of this train i want though make sure i can not be late to my meetings so we're going to be testing this summer to have a fleet of streetcars that step in and fill that gap because the f
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line is a long line. so the crowds we can give them their own train. >> oh, definitely i took the f line and i think one of the changes it making sure that the drivers announce the strops and some folks didn't know they were supposed to get off. so in terms of the other improvements. i know that we have not had the congestion but what other kinds of things we're going to improving >> we're test the parking concept with the america's cup talking about the parking
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garage. they're part of our may or may not and we hope to intercept the cars and avoid the congestion on the waterfront. another pilot is the special event team to o so we have a little bit more on a busy weekend by having drivers making sure they're available and the cars are operable. and that helps us what those really, really big events so everyday it is not treated like the super day in october and that helps them look at schedules >> you were talking about the taxis. there was nothing available and i had f lines pass me. the waterfront has a lack of
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taxis in general >> thank you. i came off two workshops and one of the colleagues was here to get the conversation going first year two major concerns is around the ballpark and to make sure that the left turn is easy for cabs. the traffic congestion is a major problem for them. what's happening even faster is having a cabstand in front of the the ferry terminal. and we're working with the port and the mayor's office and disabilities and with the mta taxi people to figure out how we can get a cabstand we're close to that solution. that's something we're not waiting for 5 or 10 years
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>> i noticed there's a lot of bicycle traffic have in general along there. i do not know they were allowed to ride on the sidewalk. but eventually they can't recall bmw be a bike lane >> we'll have a two-way just north of the piers 7 and 89 that will be for 10 straight days. that will help people because bike sharing is coming on. we felt that taxi and bikes and pedestrian i didn't cabs all at once will be too much
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>> there's not a logical place for taxis to pull up especially, when there's pedestrians and bicycles going bye. >> we see that the america cup venues we have a cabstand facing in the opposite directions so we don't force those into a left turn movement. we have secured a curbside on the other side. maybe not just when the big events are coming on but the boulevard is pretty crowded >> you are so popular i want to talk to you first. first of all, the - all the
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ideas are exciting and it's great to see all the pilot programs. we having still have a bottle next of pedestrians crossing at the ferry building. i miss my boat so often that we have to start unloading portions of the pedestrian areas rather than subsequent freeways. the lighting is coordinated as the cars move coming south and north which makes it difficult for people to cross. we need to find a happy medium to give the pedestrians a right and that will be worse when you have bicycle renting in the medium of the plaza in that big
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medium p there. it's extremely important. i see people with children who barely make it save from one end to the other. i might be saying what i've heard supervisor wiener 710 say to you and that's the cost. it's a fact the percentages are in question of identification of the fact i do believe that transportation planning and implementation was - implementation has to led development. i did not think we can - we can't wait for the city to come to a standstill without having the major transportation improvements and know how to pay for them. i reading that as where we are
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there's funding missing to bring things update. i'd like to create a delta where we have one and one equals two rather than hearing 20 years away to be implemented. to restate my point the transportation improvement in those areas where we see major change have to be in place soaps to facilitate them. >> i'm sorry. >> i want to compliment you for the presentation it's great to see you pushing for improvements. my neck comment. i'm reasonable familiar with the waterfront and the incredible work you're doing today to
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implement the plan beyond the plan but the republican vocation meets the highest standards. i'd like to ask perhaps the director to present the key concepts and ideas including some of the plan to this commission. this plan is referenced by reference only. and i think as we are moving into trying to expand the spirit of that plan going south of bay bridge it would be important to understand the legacy of this plan in more detail before we're participating in a conversation. the next thing i'd like to ask you simply sat down f that the secret service has much stride
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off the overall success - i i want to make sure that the person gets their phone call (phone ringing). i'd like to get american people overview from you to speak about the amount, frequencies and type of resources we're going to be thinking of when we create a plan going south. and i have one comment for the director ram that were this - i would be curious as to whether or not the eir you were referencing is indeed a plan or a projectorer >> well, the eir that's in question and we have someone from our department is for the
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pier 32 and 33 and seawall and that's the project eir and so we're not at this point to have a plannerer for the area? >> no, not at this point. >> as john mentioned the eir we're preparing right now is for pier thirty and 32 and that's the project specific eir we'll be preparing a fully eir for the project at pier 70 as well as an eir for 337 but they'll speak to what peter is working on in terms of impacts and traffic and transit and all of the
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mitigation measures will be integrated so they will speak to each other. but at this point we don't have one plan, eir >> you're having 3 eirs. >> right the giant eir is in the preliminary phases so that may come about a year after thirty, 32 eir. >> and i professionally didn't think there was enough plan for the eir? >> on that point what i would like to emphasis it's coming out of the assessment would be recommendations to transcend the warriors or giant if you're 70. that's exactly what we said.
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we've got a better transportation project but they neat to be informed by the individual environmental reviews and that's to keep the individual eirs to tlouts tells us ways needed and draft that up consistent with their transportation improvement that might meet the environmental reviews >> yes commissioner moore has mentioned the stark preservation and it's a lead into my comments but how much is the city and port - i don't know the right word - hampered by the burden. i know whener that consultants spot miles corporation on 27 or
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31 whatever it was that one of the constraints is what are the land uses that can be allowed on port property because of the state restrictions and one of the advantages i guess you could say is that the states land commission - you don't know i don't think this is in the state legislation but because the pier buildings have a historic significance there could be consideration be given to those land uses because those uses would then contribute to the rehabilitation of the historic buildings which in and of itself would be a public good. but short of that there seems to be a lot of things coming up
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coming up during that process there are a lot of things you can't do. so but i don't know anybody is and it might get a lot of push back but i think that in a lot of ways maritime is not that much of a lack active purpose. and i guess the question is does the city family really just want to sit back and accept what's there or there any discussions that are challenging or relig n religiin

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